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Obama: Hillary Clinton Would Be an 'Excellent President

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Obama said Clinton was a formidable candidate against him when they competed for the Democratic nomination in 2008.

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (Image source: AP/The Canadian Press, Liam Richards)

PANAMA CITY (TheBlaze/AP) — President Barack Obama said he believes Hillary Rodham Clinton would be "an excellent president."

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (Image source: AP/The Canadian Press, Liam Richards)

Clinton is expected to launch her long-anticipated second run for president on Sunday with an online video.

Obama said Clinton was a formidable candidate against him when they competed for the Democratic nomination in 2008.

He added that she became a great supporter of his in the general election that year, and that she was an outstanding secretary of state during his first term.

Said Obama: "I think she would be an excellent president."

He also said that Clinton will have strong messages to deliver if she does decide to run.

This story has been updated.

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